They say that giving up should never be in the vocabulary of those who love.
However, what if warning signs were popping everywhere early into the relationship? It happened to me once in the not so distant past and being the idealist that I was, I ignored the signs because I was intent on nurturing the relationship and making it work more than anything else in the world. Unfortunately, my efforts were futile. I found out how hard it was to make the relationship work all by myself. I was travelling a one-way street. Sadly, my ex wasn’t meeting me halfway.
That’s when I realized that it wasn’t so bad to give up after all. I would’ve given it my all if my partner were willing, too. Ironically, I was giving up not because I was trapped in the relationship; I was giving up for him. So that he can finally have the freedom he seemed to desperately need and want. I gave up for the sake of love. I gave up because I loved too much.
What about you? What would make you give up?